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Fierce Autistic Advocate: Autistic History: Autism Society of America

Autism Society of America was established in 1986 by Bernard Rimland, Ivar Lovaas, Ruth Sullivan and a small group of parents of autistic children. Two of those names should sound familar. Bernard Rimland was the creator of the DAN protocol and Ivar Lovaas was the creator of ABA and Conversion Therapy. That should say enough about the organization. Source: Fierce […]

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As Seen On Facebook | Time To Recognize: Abusers Love Their Children Too | Eve Reiland

ABA apologists, Hate to break it to you all – Abusers love their children too. They don’t recognize or state: I am an abuser. That’s the child’s experience. (or the abused persons) The Abuser does it … for many reasons … often for the ‘good of the child.’ It’s a soul-wrenching realization when reality hits […]

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The controversy over autism’s most common therapy | Spectrum | Autism Research News | Circa August 2016

Applied behavioral analysis is the most widely used therapy for autism, but some people say its drills and routines are cruel, and its aims misguided. Source: The controversy over autism’s most common therapy | Spectrum | Autism Research News

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This couple used to run a conversion therapy camp. Now they’ve been charged with human trafficking. / LGBTQ Nation

The couple has been accused of beating, exploiting, starving, and forcing kids in their care … Source: This couple used to run a conversion therapy camp. Now they’ve been charged with human trafficking. / LGBTQ Nation

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As Seen On Twitter | Conversion therapy is child abuse by another name. … via @ChelseaClinton

Chelsea Clinton‏Verified account @ChelseaClintonFollowingFollowing @ChelseaClintonMore Chelsea Clinton Retweeted The Daily Beast Conversion therapy is child abuse by another name. No ideological position should ever take precedence over the health of a child. Anyone or any company, including @facebook, who agrees with that should never support candidates who don’t. Chelsea Clinton added,The Daily BeastVerified account @thedailybeastEXCLUSIVE: Facebook says it’s […]